Leonial 'Pappy' Wright
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LINCOLN -- Leonial G. "Pappy" Wright, 89, died Tuesday,
March 21, 2006, at 6:45 a.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at New
Union Cemetery. Casey Tygrett will officiate.
Mr. Wright retired from Lincoln Iron and Metal as a
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was born July 20, 1916, in Broadwell to James and
Hester Klarr Wright. He married Dorothy Humbert, and she
preceded him in death.
He is survived by one daughter, Kay (and George) Skelton
of San Jose; three sons, Russell (and Beth) Wright, James
(and Sherry) Wright and Robert Wright, all of Lincoln; two sisters,
Pauline Boward of Lincoln and Julia Emery of Bloomington; 16
grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Joann
Schrader; one great-grandson; one brother; and one sister.
He was a member of Eagles Lodge 2708 and American Legion
Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Illinois.
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LINCOLN -- Dr. Earl M. Swan, 92, died Thursday, March 16,
2006, at 10:50 a.m. at St. Clara's Manor.
A graveside service and Masonic rites will be conducted
at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at Millcreek Baptist Church
Cemetery, Radcliff, Ky.
Holland and Barry Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Dr. Swan was a chiropractor, taught at Lincoln
Chiropractic College in Indianapolis, Ind., and taught 11
years at Lincoln Junior High.
He was born May 11, 1913, in Huntingburg, Ind., to Thomas
W. and Amy Marshall Swan. He married Marjorie Rogers in Jan.
16, 1937, in Louisville, Ky. She died Nov. 23, 2004, in
He is survived by two sons, Terry Swan of Williamsville
and Thomas (and wife Raquel) Swan of Springfield; two
brothers, Edgar T. Swan of Princeton, Ind., and Loren Swan
of Medford, Ore.; one grandson, Rick Swan; and two
great-grandchildren, Alecia and Richard Swan.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Lincoln, a
past member of the Toastmaster's Club and past member of the
Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce. He was president
of the Lincoln Rotary Club from 1967 to 1968, a past master
of the Masonic Order Lodge 603 of Vine Grove, Ky., and past
president of Central Illinois Chiropractic Society.
He authored three books, "Swan's Poetic Gems," "Book of
Wisdom" and "The Secret Diary of Sancho Panza," exposing the
true story of Don Quixote.
He was a graduate of Mount Carmel High School and Army
Medical School in Washington, D.C. He earned a pre-med
bachelor's degree at the University of Louisville, received
his master's degree in education from Illinois State
University and graduated from Lincoln Chiropractic College
in Indianapolis, Ind.
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